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The Industries that will be Greatly Affected by 'Brexit' 08 September 2016, 12:17 CET
Ah, Brexit, the word that has been the monkey on people's backs; the devil on the shoulder; the evil within Pandora's Box ... or for some, the saving light of the British people. Whatever your personal feelings on Brexit, it is a fact that there will be massive upheaval in the vast majority of industries and businesses that operate within Britain.

Is your website safe? 5 security checks you NEED to make 02 September 2016, 19:51 CET
There are, sadly, too many horror stories of rogue hackers infiltrating websites and siphoning data, information or financial accounts due to a lack of resolute security. From the SME looking after its own affairs to a global giant using a host of servers, there is a strong responsibility for security.

BEREC publishes the guidelines on net neutrality 30 August 2016, 22:45 CET
The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has today published its Guidelines to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) on the implementation of the new net neutrality.

The facts about leasing a vehicle: 'Hidden' charges 24 August 2016, 13:05 CET
Opting to lease a vehicle for your business, instead of purchasing one outright, is an excellent way of managing costs and you still get to enjoy driving away from the lot in a brand new car. However, with great power comes great responsibility, therefore you must ensure you know your facts before you sign a contract with a leasing company - and this includes being clued up on issues such as 'hidden fees'.

How the European Retail Sector is Benefitting from Retail Technology 22 August 2016, 17:57 CET
Technology drives so much innovation in all aspects of our daily lives and the retail sector is no different.

More NHS Doctors and Nurses Needed in the UK 18 August 2016, 16:33 CET
There was a time when almost every child, when asked, would say they wanted to be a doctor, nurse, attorney or fireman when they grew up and somehow nurses and doctors don’t seem to be as exciting as they once were.

How to Make a Hospital More Eco-Friendly 09 August 2016, 17:27 CET
Hospitals are large buildings filled with complex machinery and electronics, and at any one time will have over a thousand people in them. They aren’t exactly the most eco-friendly of buildings and so if you run a hospital or are in charge of things like this, then here are some ways you can reduce your hospital’s carbon footprint - and maybe even save money.

How You Can Tell if the SEO Company You Hired is Rubbish 05 August 2016, 22:22 CET
You outsourced to an SEO company, because you probably don't have a clue about any of this 'link' stuff and so if you don't understand it, how are you going to know if your company is actually playing by the rules. If they don't, they will seriously endanger your business. It can be difficult to judge if a company is actually as good as they say they are, but if you do happen to find a good one, they will be an indispensable member of your business' future. Here are some warning signs you should definitely be looking out for when hiring a digital marketing agency.

Women Are Closing the Gender Gap in Entertainment Industries 04 August 2016, 16:57 CET
For altogether too long women couldn't do some of the things their male counterparts could if they weren't accompanied by a man. In some social spheres it is still unacceptable to see a woman attend a concert alone, or sit down to a hand of poker without a man by her side. But the gap is quickly closing. If you are a woman who loves sports and a hand or two of poker, take heart in the fact that it is not as unacceptable as it once was to gain entry into 'male' activities such as a good game of poker or a night at the pub.

How Creatives Are Taking a New Approach to HR 04 August 2016, 09:30 CET
When we talk about "creatives' in the world of business, we're referring to agencies and independents who are involved in the more artistic and constructive side of things, like web developers, graphic designers, writers, app programmers, producers, inventors, and motivational speakers. These are people who are known to be a bit unconventional when it comes to solving problems, yet they often find ways to achieve high levels of success and notoriety. There's no doubt that this class of professionals is in a league of its own in terms of innovation and the ability to adapt using new technology. However, even if your company isn't classified as a "creative," you can still learn a lot from the way creative agencies are addressing HR management needs:

How will Brexit Impact on the EU Gaming Industry? 01 August 2016, 18:02 CET
For weeks now, a swathe of industry experts and pundits have speculated on how Brexit will impact on the UK's economy, notwithstanding the short-term uncertainty and volatility that it has already been responsible for. From manufacturing and exports to the financial services sector, it is fair to say that the outlook for Britain appears decidedly bleak.

Microgaming signs licensing deal to develop new games 31 July 2016, 22:15 CET
Microgaming signs licensing deal to develop new games, which is only going to increase the influence of Microgaming in the gaming world further. Microgaming has managed to soar to the top of the field, and it has stayed there for more than two decades at this point. The fact that Microgaming manages to release two new games a month at least has helped Microgaming maintain its reign. Microgaming signs licensing deal to develop new games, and this should only allow Microgaming to continue to supply the public with all manner of great new games.

China MES: EU Industry expresses cautious relief in reaction to European Commission announcement 20 July 2016, 23:05 CET
European industry greeted today’s announcement of Commissioners that the EU will not grant China MES - and that the EU would apply a new non-standard methodology for dealing with anti-dumping calculations for imports from China - with cautious relief.

Europe's new climate proposal lacks ambition and delivers less than business-as-usual emission cuts 20 July 2016, 22:58 CET
Today, the European Commission has released a new proposal for cutting emissions in transport, agriculture and buildings sectors by 2030, and how this effort should be shared between Member States.

Understanding the key debt terminology 18 July 2016, 17:13 CET
When looking for the best options for a new financial arrangement such as a loan or credit, the terms can sometimes be confusing or bewildering.

Help To Buy: Is Getting on the Property Ladder Easier Than it Seems? 15 July 2016, 11:37 CET
If you're buying a home for the first time, you might have read how difficult it is to get on the property ladder. But, there is hope on the horizon. If you want to take advantage of one of the Governmentfs Help to Buy schemes, getting on the property ladder is easier than it seems. Here's why...

New charges against Google 14 July 2016, 22:11 CET
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has taken an important step towards prohibiting Google from illegally damaging competition, innovation and consumer choice by issuing two additional Statements of Objections, on search and advertising.

China's industrial overcapacity is destroying key European industries 14 July 2016, 19:47 CET
Following the EU-China Summit in Beijing on 12 – 13 July, AEGIS Europe, a grouping of nearly 30 European manufacturing associations, says that European leaders must not let down European industry and its workers by giving into China on Market Economy Status (MES). 'Concessions' on steel dumping are not justification for the granting of the much-coveted status.

Privacy Shield: Privacy sham 12 July 2016, 16:52 CET
Today, on 12 July 2016, the European Commission adopted the so-called "Privacy Shield", a special arrangement that allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States. The Privacy Shield replaces the former Safe Harbor agreement, which used to serve the same purpose, before being annulled by the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in October 2015.

European industry calls on EU to prove its backbone towards China 11 July 2016, 23:20 CET
Ahead of the EU China Summit in Beijing on 12 – 13 July, AEGIS Europe, an alliance of more than 30 European manufacturing associations, calls on European Commission President Juncker and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to take a clear position against Chinese dumping, overcapacity and illegal subsidies.

Is there any hope for gambling reform in a new Australian parliament? 08 July 2016, 16:48 CET
Many people today are asking the question: Is there any hope for gambling reform in a new Australian parliament? It seems like only yesterday that the Gillard government was trying to go in the opposite direction in order to curtail gambling as much as possible and to make it harder for the responsible gamblers to practice their hobbies. Ever since 2015, people in Australia have been doing what they could in order to make gambling reform work for the gamblers themselves and not for the people who are interested in inciting fear about gamblers of all kinds.

Europe's Dark Cloud: How coal-burning countries are making their neighbours sick 07 July 2016, 15:34 CET
Coal pollution and its health impacts travel far beyond borders, and a full coal phase-out in the EU would bring enormous benefits for all citizens across the continent. That is according to a new report published today by Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, WWF European Policy Office and Sandbag.

European retailers taken aback by discriminatory Polish retail tax 07 July 2016, 15:13 CET
Speaking today, EuroCommerce Director-General expressed regret and surprise at the decision of the Polish Parliament to follow a trend of discriminatory measures across Central and Eastern Europe, by adopting a new retail tax, aimed mainly at foreign retailers:

How Will Brexit Impact Small Businesses in the UK in the Coming Days 07 July 2016, 14:59 CET
For what seems like an eternity now there has been a heated debate that at times has even become physical as Brits took sides in the EU referendum that was just resolved within the past week – almost resolved that is. The vote is in and the majority has ruled for the UK to leave the EU which should have the leave advocates in a state of euphoria. However, just as predicted by many, there are some Brits that are far from euphoric on the outcome of the referendum and now there appears to be more unrest than before the vote.

EU Nature Directives are 'Fit for Purpose', concludes European Commission expert study 05 July 2016, 21:50 CET
"This evaluation concludes that the Nature Directives are fit for purpose, and clearly demonstrate EU added value" confirms the expert study that WWF received today by the European Commission as a result of an official access to document request.

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